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19th Nov 2021, 18:25
Replies: 44
Views: 7,586
Posted By Mike Flynn

Typical West Australia humour on this one. Having...

Typical West Australia humour on this one. Having lived there and with Australian helicopter and fixed wing licences I can tell you this is just a story for next weekends barbie. From what I hear it...
19th Nov 2021, 18:16
Replies: 24
Views: 3,734
Posted By Mike Flynn

The Cessna family had a simple yoke lock with a...

The Cessna family had a simple yoke lock with a pin running through the control column.

I don’t know why by Piper never adopted this system which would have overcome the loose tailplane in winds....
18th Nov 2021, 18:51
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

The main points of the Sala tragedy were summed...

The main points of the Sala tragedy were summed up in this part of the report below.

The whole issue of prolonged N registered light aircraft operations by non US citizens will no doubt be...
18th Nov 2021, 17:25
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

Not just the USA but most developed countries in...

Not just the USA but most developed countries in the world adopt this policy. Letís face it until recently there were a lot of UK based aircraft and helicopter owners using countries like Lithuania...
17th Nov 2021, 19:55
Replies: 31
Views: 5,586
Posted By Mike Flynn

So as a retired journalist and a pilot let me ask...

So as a retired journalist and a pilot let me ask you this question. Why is his aircraft registered to a company run by a single mum in a rented house in Norfolk. The same brass plate company that...
17th Nov 2021, 19:49
Replies: 24
Views: 3,734
Posted By Mike Flynn

I hear what you are saying Pilot DAR but anyone...

I hear what you are saying Pilot DAR but anyone parking a light aircraft outside has to face facts. In strong winds the aircraft is vulnerable unless tied to terra firma. The token tie downs with...
15th Nov 2021, 18:25
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

Public transport aviation is more regulated for...

Public transport aviation is more regulated for the simple reason that it comes with a duty to protect innocent passengers. Genuine air taxi companies see work lost to cowboy outfits who save money...
14th Nov 2021, 19:41
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

It should be obvious from this case that any type...

It should be obvious from this case that any type of aerial or public transport work carried out on either a UK or foreign registered aircraft without the required pilot qualifications and AOC...
12th Nov 2021, 13:13
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

Perhaps so but he won’t be involved in this sort...

Perhaps so but he won’t be involved in this sort of business in the future and is unlikely to be welcome around GA airfields. He also faces the prospect of being sued by the families of the victims.
29th Oct 2021, 22:19
Replies: 24
Views: 3,734
Posted By Mike Flynn

That must have been some wind. Sadly the old...

That must have been some wind. Sadly the old trick of locking the seatbelt to the control column often resulted in this .
Hard right and full back on the elevator made it flip.
29th Oct 2021, 20:53
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

If a CPL was easy to achieve and maintain we...

If a CPL was easy to achieve and maintain we would all have one. Given the suspected issues with the Malibu at Nantes I suspect very few commercial pilots would have flown that aircraft after...
29th Oct 2021, 20:33
Replies: 61
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike Flynn

It certainly is as I have owned a number of...

It certainly is as I have owned a number of aircraft over the years but have never had an N reg in the UK let alone a Bonanza.😀👍.

I like the IO540 and confess to owning a PA32 powered by one in...
29th Oct 2021, 09:22
Replies: 61
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike Flynn

That would no doubt be the one that was based at...

That would no doubt be the one that was based at Sibson. It has always struck me as strange that parachute aircraft operations are loosely regulated. I understand that most of the deceased pilots...
28th Oct 2021, 21:51
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

For those who have not seen it this BBC interview...

For those who have not seen it this BBC interview with David Henderson and the ill fated Malibu in 2015 is worth viewing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/magazine-34492176
28th Oct 2021, 21:32
Replies: 61
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike Flynn

There is a big difference between visiting...

There is a big difference between visiting aircraft and those based here. We are talking about US registered aircraft owned and operated in the UK by non US citizens.
28th Oct 2021, 13:31
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

I think it has all been said in the comments...

I think it has all been said in the comments leading up to this verdict.

Henderson was clearly a rogue operator who wanted to blame everyone but himself for this tragedy. There will always be...
25th Oct 2021, 19:27
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

Perhaps the question about why private aircraft...

Perhaps the question about why private aircraft operators choose the N reg option should be addressed to Grant Shapps? There is clearly a problem with the paperwork and over legislation in the UK.
...
25th Oct 2021, 17:43
Replies: 61
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike Flynn

If the American register and rules are better why...

If the American register and rules are better why bother having the CAA and the British register?

Is the UK awash with FAA approved engineering inspectors and flying instructors?
24th Oct 2021, 21:21
Replies: 61
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike Flynn

Perhaps the best way to describe the scenario is...

Perhaps the best way to describe the scenario is comparing the black cabs in London with private hire and latterly Uber operations. Anyone can drive an Uber vehicle but black cab drivers have to pass...
24th Oct 2021, 19:05
Replies: 61
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike Flynn

That’s pretty much the scenario with most first...

That’s pretty much the scenario with most first world countries. The UK appears to circumvent these rules in the case of US trust registered aircraft.

The Sala aircraft was registered to trust...
24th Oct 2021, 18:17
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

That is the the problem Jon. When you get it to a...

That is the the problem Jon. When you get it to a taxi you assume it is a registered taxi. However with the likes of Uber there is little or no control on who is driving and if indeed they have a UK...
23rd Oct 2021, 19:53
Replies: 61
Views: 5,930
Posted By Mike Flynn

N register and the UK

I suspect I am going to get some flak for asking this question.

In view of the Sala case is it time the CAA clamped down on UK based N registered aircraft operations by non resident and non...
23rd Oct 2021, 19:22
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,743,026
Posted By Mike Flynn

The key point to this tragedy and the trial is it...

The key point to this tragedy and the trial is it illustrates way the Civil Aviation Authority are not capable of controlling the aviation run under flags of convenience , aircraft trusts and lax CAA...
3rd Oct 2021, 21:40
Replies: 27
Views: 19,287
Posted By Mike Flynn

One of Romanias richest men according to this...

One of Romanias richest men according to this report.
https://www.italy24news.com/local/208989.html
25th Sep 2021, 16:09
Replies: 9
Views: 8,087
Posted By Mike Flynn

The BBC report mentions loss of power on take...

The BBC report mentions loss of power on take off.

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service general manager Rob Cherrie, said the light aircraft "had taken off then come back down...
20th Jul 2021, 22:25
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Mike Flynn

Mike Peare is the expert on Vancouver and has may...

Mike Peare is the expert on Vancouver and has may years of both float and fixed gear instruction there. You can contact him here Welcome to MP Aviation (http://www.mpaviation.com/)
17th Jul 2021, 18:43
Replies: 26
Views: 3,938
Posted By Mike Flynn

Agreed as does a press card but it doesnít mean...

Agreed as does a press card but it doesnít mean you are a journalist. A newly minted ppl hardly qualifies anyone to wear four gold bars. I see abuse of uniforms and gold braid throughout Asia right...
15th Jul 2021, 18:06
Replies: 26
Views: 3,938
Posted By Mike Flynn

Given the route he chose ,which was mostly...

Given the route he chose ,which was mostly overland ,this record does not merit the same degree of admiration as that of 18 year old Lachlan Smart who flew some incredibly long legs across the...
2nd Jul 2021, 08:50
Replies: 8
Views: 7,791
Posted By Mike Flynn

Goodwood accident

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1429/14a1c042_3196_4c30_a766_b7454204df1c_fef7b7e9ab4f10c0abf90845124b08d31beda183.jpeg
Aviation Safety Network
6th May 2020, 23:54
Replies: 27
Views: 4,317
Posted By Mike Flynn

Agreed but my point is that to generate...

Agreed but my point is that to generate advertising you need unique content and there is plenty of freely available Youtube material out there to cater for most interests.

Trying to run a niche...
6th May 2020, 20:01
Replies: 27
Views: 4,317
Posted By Mike Flynn

I agree but when you join the LAA the print...

I agree but when you join the LAA the print magazine is free. Except it costs the LAA money to,print and deliver.

Monthly magazines are often full of advertorial and never want to upset the...
5th May 2020, 22:54
Replies: 27
Views: 4,317
Posted By Mike Flynn

I agree regarding Pilot. Archant wrecked...

I agree regarding Pilot.

Archant wrecked what was a good magazine. They tried a forum that was so clunky no one used it.

We are now in an age where a 10 minute read has been replaced by a slick...
5th May 2020, 22:19
Replies: 40
Views: 6,825
Posted By Mike Flynn

Perhaps time to look around us and not go looking...

Perhaps time to look around us and not go looking for new adventures? Enjoying what we have and if we are lucky living off the beaten track where this pandemic does not travel quickly.

A friend of...
5th May 2020, 22:03
Replies: 27
Views: 4,317
Posted By Mike Flynn

Flyer Magazine to stop print version, digital only.

It appears the UK Flyer monthly published by Seager will no longer publish a traditional news magazine .

This is what they have to say.

“The Covid-19 lockdown has meant that significantly fewer...
21st Nov 2019, 08:59
Replies: 21
Views: 9,639
Posted By Mike Flynn

BA hit by systems failure again

Here we go again.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7708931/Chaos-computer-glitch-grounds-BA-flights.html
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